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Also traded in: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Mexico

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.18
COST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. COST: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
COST' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 1.34 Max: 5.83
Current: 1.18
0.08
5.83
Equity to Asset 0.34
COST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. COST: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
COST' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.34
0.3
0.54
Interest Coverage 26.93
COST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. COST: 26.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
COST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.45  Med: 26.80 Max: 129.33
Current: 26.93
16.45
129.33
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.96
M-Score: -2.39
WACC vs ROIC
7.61%
20.46%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.07
COST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. COST: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
COST' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 2.73 Max: 3.12
Current: 3.07
2.49
3.12
Net-margin (%) 1.94
COST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. COST: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
COST' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.94
1.52
2.05
ROE (%) 19.07
COST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. COST: 19.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
COST' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.3  Med: 13.42 Max: 20.74
Current: 19.07
11.3
20.74
ROA (%) 6.26
COST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. COST: 6.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
COST' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.09  Med: 6.36 Max: 7.15
Current: 6.26
5.09
7.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.15
COST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.06 vs. COST: 21.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
COST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.14  Med: 21.36 Max: 24.66
Current: 21.15
17.14
24.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
COST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. COST: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COST' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 10.00 Max: 14.9
Current: 5.2
5.2
14.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
COST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. COST: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COST' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 10.00 Max: 15.8
Current: 8.5
5.4
15.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.30
COST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. COST: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COST' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 11.30 Max: 22.7
Current: 11.3
2.4
22.7
» COST's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-09-30)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

COST Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Chanos 63,119 sh (+115.35%)
Ken Fisher 4,473 sh (+44.80%)
Mairs and Power 2,798 sh (+5.94%)
John Rogers 3,706 sh (+5.89%)
Tom Russo 5,655 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 1,760 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ron Baron 15,729 sh (-0.23%)
Jeff Auxier 11,449 sh (-0.86%)
Chris Davis 3,418,654 sh (-1.33%)
Ruane Cunniff 722,733 sh (-2.46%)
Jim Simons 1,160,939 sh (-2.85%)
Mario Gabelli 97,975 sh (-6.17%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,296,268 sh (-34.95%)
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Q3 2015

COST Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Rogers 14,063 sh (+279.47%)
Ken Fisher 5,119 sh (+14.44%)
Mairs and Power 3,138 sh (+12.15%)
Tom Russo 6,295 sh (+11.32%)
Ruane Cunniff 765,336 sh (+5.89%)
Jeff Auxier 11,450 sh (+0.01%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 1,760 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos 1,700 sh (unchged)
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Ron Baron 15,692 sh (-0.24%)
Jim Chanos 60,115 sh (-4.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,173,956 sh (-9.44%)
Chris Davis 3,006,971 sh (-12.04%)
Jim Simons 649,400 sh (-44.06%)
Mario Gabelli 51,825 sh (-47.10%)
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Q4 2015

COST Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jeremy Grantham 1,220,783 sh (+3.99%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 11,450 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 14,063 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 6,295 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 2,966,545 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 740,722 sh (-3.22%)
Ron Baron 15,152 sh (-3.44%)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (-7.65%)
Jim Simons 596,000 sh (-8.22%)
Mario Gabelli 47,445 sh (-8.45%)
Lee Ainslie 1,610 sh (-8.52%)
Chris Davis 2,663,678 sh (-11.42%)
Ken Fisher 3,814 sh (-25.49%)
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Q1 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Steven Cohen 265,800 sh (New)
John Burbank 34,973 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,110,213 sh (+86.28%)
John Rogers 14,834 sh (+5.48%)
Ken Fisher 3,915 sh (+2.65%)
Tom Russo 6,391 sh (+1.53%)
Jeff Auxier 11,551 sh (+0.88%)
Spiros Segalas 3,011,305 sh (+1.51%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 47,220 sh (-0.47%)
Ron Baron 14,983 sh (-1.12%)
Ruane Cunniff 693,177 sh (-6.42%)
Chris Davis 2,328,833 sh (-12.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 932,083 sh (-23.65%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Costco Wholesale Corp and its subsidiaries operates membership warehouses. The Company offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in merchandise categories.

Costco Wholesale Corp was incorporated in Washington and started operations in 1983. The Company and its subsidiaries operates membership warehouses and offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in merchandise categories. The Company's online business operates websites in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Mexico. The category of items sold includes Food including dry and institutionally packaged foods, Sundries including snack foods, candy, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies, Hardlines including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio, and office supplies, Fresh Food including meat, produce, deli, and bakery, Softlines including apparel, small appliances, and home furnishings, and Ancillary and Other including gas stations, pharmacy, food court, and optical. Ancillary businesses within or next to its warehouses provide expanded products and services and encourage members to shop more frequently. The ancillary businesses in operation include Food Courts, Photo Processing Centers, Optical Dispensing Centers, Pharmacies, Hearing-Aid Centers, Gas Stations and warehouses. Its trademarks include Costco Wholesale and its private label brand, Kirkland Signature. Marketing activities generally include community outreach programs to local businesses in new and existing markets and direct mail to prospective new members. Ongoing promotional programs relate to coupon mailers. The Company competes with warehouse club operations across the U.S. and Mexico Wal-Mart's Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale Club. In addition, it competes with global, national and regional wholesalers and retailers, including supermarkets, supercenters, department and specialty stores, gasoline stations, and internet retailers. Competitors such as Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's and Amazon.com are among its general merchandise retail competitors. It also competes with operators selling a single category or narrow range of merchandise, such as Lowe's, Home Depot, Office Depot, PetSmart, Staples, Kroger, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, CVS, Walgreens, and Best Buy.

Guru Investment Theses on Costco Wholesale Corp

Meridian Funds Comments on Costco - Aug 31, 2015

Costco (NASDAQ:COST) operates a differentiated business model, which is membership-based warehouse clubs. The paid membership base exceeds 42 million paying households and (at $55 per year) generates $2.4 billion in annual membership fees. This revenue is visible, recurring in nature, and over time, offers significant operating leverage as Costco gradually implements fee increases. Customers sign up because they receive significant value from Costco's ability to leverage its purchasing power to offer high quality brands at discounted value. Costco has always protected its brand and reputation, and, in many ways, was the original big box to think about the strategic benefits of customer relationships as opposed to driving traffic and transaction counts. Although the stock has recently lagged the broader S&P, Costco remains a core holding of the fund.





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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 32.34
COST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. COST: 32.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
COST' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.35  Med: 24.42 Max: 31.22
Current: 32.34
14.35
31.22
Forward P/E 25.64
COST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.61 vs. COST: 25.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.34
COST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
75% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. COST: 32.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
COST' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.38  Med: 24.45 Max: 31.29
Current: 32.34
14.38
31.29
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 66.99
COST's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
89% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. COST: 66.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
COST' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.5  Med: 25.65 Max: 68.15
Current: 66.99
16.5
68.15
P/B 5.93
COST's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. COST: 5.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
COST' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.05 Max: 6.76
Current: 5.93
1.85
6.76
P/S 0.58
COST's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. COST: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
COST' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.58
0.24
0.63
PFCF 141.55
COST's PFCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.77 vs. COST: 141.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
COST' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.06  Med: 30.60 Max: 143.99
Current: 141.55
14.06
143.99
POCF 26.14
COST's POCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. COST: 26.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
COST' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.93  Med: 13.27 Max: 26.6
Current: 26.14
7.93
26.6
EV-to-EBIT 18.10
COST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.06 vs. COST: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 13.80 Max: 19.8
Current: 18.1
8.2
19.8
EV-to-EBITDA 15.51
COST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
70% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. COST: 15.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
COST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 10.50 Max: 15.9
Current: 15.51
6.1
15.9
PEG 2.91
COST's PEG is ranked lower than
63% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. COST: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
COST' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.37 Max: 3.82
Current: 2.91
1.23
3.82
Shiller P/E 39.82
COST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. COST: 39.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
COST' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.65  Med: 33.59 Max: 44.48
Current: 39.82
18.65
44.48
Current Ratio 0.97
COST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. COST: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.97
0.94
1.25
Quick Ratio 0.45
COST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. COST: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.45
0.15
0.66
Days Inventory 35.61
COST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.94 vs. COST: 35.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
COST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.51  Med: 29.73 Max: 31.36
Current: 35.61
28.51
31.36
Days Sales Outstanding 4.36
COST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.79 vs. COST: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
COST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 3.90 Max: 4.32
Current: 4.36
3.43
4.32
Days Payable 34.13
COST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 46.29 vs. COST: 34.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
COST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.03  Med: 31.59 Max: 33.14
Current: 34.13
30.03
33.14

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.06
COST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. COST: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
COST' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.06
0.79
1.64
Dividend Payout 0.31
COST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. COST: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
COST' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.31
0.16
0.69
Dividend Growth (3y) 13.60
COST's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. COST: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
COST' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.50 Max: 40.1
Current: 13.6
0
40.1
Forward Dividend Yield 1.16
COST's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. COST: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.08
COST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. COST: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
COST' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.55  Med: 2.06 Max: 3.21
Current: 2.08
1.55
3.21
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.40
COST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. COST: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
COST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.1  Med: -0.40 Max: 2.9
Current: -0.4
-4.1
2.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.93
COST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. COST: 5.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
COST' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 3.12 Max: 6.54
Current: 5.93
2.01
6.54
Price/Projected FCF 2.68
COST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. COST: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
COST' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.86 Max: 7.95
Current: 2.68
1.02
7.95
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.24
COST's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
78% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. COST: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.35
COST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. COST: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
COST' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.35
0.53
1.8
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.76
COST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. COST: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
COST' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.33 Max: 3.58
Current: 3.76
1.34
3.58
Price/Graham Number 2.78
COST's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. COST: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
COST' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.86 Max: 3.23
Current: 2.78
1.18
3.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.50
COST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. COST: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
COST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 7.20 Max: 12.1
Current: 5.5
5
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.05
COST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.27 vs. COST: 10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
COST' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 13.10 Max: 15.5
Current: 10.05
10
15.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $108,928
EPS (TTM) $ 4.81
Beta0.85
Short Percentage of Float2.28%
52-Week Range $117.03 - 169.73
Shares Outstanding (Mil)438.07

Analyst Estimate

Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Revenue (Mil $) 120,047 130,380 139,314
EPS ($) 5.45 6.06 6.78
EPS w/o NRI ($) 5.45 6.06 6.78
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
8.03%
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